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University Triathlon Championships

Posted by Tom Room on Thursday, May 13, 2010, In : Coaching 
Last Sunday was the University Triathlon Championships, or BUCS, if you like talking in acronyms no-one understands.

Bath had a really good turn out, from our more experienced athletes and quite a few first time racers too. The race started with a 750m pool swim (messy), a 25km fairly flat bike, and a 5km run. Conditions can only be described as bloody cold and windy. For once, I was glad not to be racing.

   Ole seemed happy enough though!

We were missing a few of our faster athletes for vari...
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Volume VS Consistancy

Posted by Tom Room on Sunday, April 25, 2010, In : Coaching 
As I have just come to the end of the volume phase of my training it was time to have a quick review of it.

Volume - Pretty good, hit some "big numbers"............but so what
Consistancy - Not strong....consistancy within the weeks was good (I could hold together a planned weeks training) but I found myself getting mysterious illnesses too often for my liking (more about that later).

Ask a triathlete about training and they will doubtless tell you some number relating to volume. My longest ru...
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Clearwater Countdown - 5 weeks to box and coaching

Posted by Tom Room on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, In : 70.3 World Champs 2009 
With the 70.3 World Championships on the horizon I thought it was about time I finally got a blog/website up and running. After a very busy and exciting September racing in Muskoka 70.3 (Canada) and Augusta 70.3 it was time to get back to some serious training.

The week started with a hot box session. People say there is a love hate relationship about running on a treadmill in a heat chamber (read plastic box with a bar heater) I am yet to experience the pleasant side. The aim being to start ...
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